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Eclipse visible in Wellington – May 16, 2022 Total Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

This is an approximate representation. The eclipse and moon will look slightly different in real life.

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Wellington, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse.

More about the May 16, 2022 Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Wellington on Monday, May 16, 2022

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in WellingtonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral eclipse beginsMay 16 at 1:34 PM158°South-southeast27.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial eclipse beginsMay 16 at 2:32 PM144°Southeast22.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 3:31 PM132°Southeast15.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 16 at 4:12 PM125°Southeast9.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 16 at 4:53 PM118°East-southeast1.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 16 at 5:07 PM116°East-southeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in WellingtonMay 16 at 5:10 PM115°East-southeast0.4° Eclipse as seen from earthThe maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Wellington would be around this time.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 16 at 5:52 PM109°East-southeast7.0° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 16 at 6:50 PM101°East17.3° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse is visible in Wellington.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Times are local for Wellington (NZST - New Zealand Standard Time).

Other eclipses visible in Wellington

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EclipseType at maxVisibility in
Wellington
Looks like in
Wellington
Path of the eclipse
Aug 8, 2017LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 31 / Feb 1, 2018LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 28, 2018LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 17, 2019LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 6, 2020LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 5, 2020LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 30 / Dec 1, 2020LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 26 / May 27, 2021LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 19 / Nov 20, 2021LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 16, 2022LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 8 / Nov 9, 2022LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 20, 2023SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 6, 2023LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 25, 2024LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 14, 2025LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 8, 2025LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 22, 2025SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 3 / Mar 4, 2026LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 28, 2026LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 17, 2027LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth

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